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About Fland49

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  • Birthday 07/08/1947

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    Blount County, Tennessee
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    Fishing. Bowhunting. Backcountry camping. Horseback riding the mountains. Farming.


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    Bass fishing guide for six years. Then thirty seven years as medical professional. Now retired, fish a little, tend the farm.
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    Greenback, Tennessee
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    Retired medical professional. Worked full time as fishing and hunting guide in 1970s.

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  1. Fland49

    Accidents happen, split second

    Cajun, we old guys have had some good times, and some hard times. You are a tough one. Glad to hear about your projects.
  2. Fland49

    BayouCajun Needs Our Help

    Hey Cajun, we miss you. Hope you'll dredge up some of those stories about your early life and share some memories.
  3. Harrison Branch is a good ramp. Water is plenty deep along that side and all the way across to the stumpy old tree line. The river channel runs along the edge of the timber. Plenty of depth upstream to the railroad. And then another several hundred yards is okay, but after you pass the island (on your right going upstream it starts to shallow up. When you start seeing Chilhowee dam, you’re over rocks. And there are lots of rocks on the left two thirds all the way to the dam. If you want to motor to near the dam, stay near the right side - the channel runs right along the bank for a ways there. From Harrison Branch ramp there’s good walleye water for a mile or so; down to about the mouth of Four Mile creek. Still quite a few trees even out from the visible timber but it’s fishable. Just below that timber is a sandy shoal that’s pretty shallow. Good luck.
  4. Fland49

    Accidents happen, split second

    Hi BossMan, doing great. Chronic pain and increasing arthritis and stiffness in joints, especially the three broken and several crushed vertabrae. But so lucky, and thankful, to be alive. Neurosurgeon said it was a miracle to live through it, and to still have use of hands, arms, legs, eyes, etc. I now now get to do more fun things in the workshop. Time that I previously spent fishing, hunting, hiking, archery, horseback riding, golfing, camping. Can't do those hard things anymore but there are so many interesting things to do! Never was enough time to do all those hobbies but got good doses of all, and now time for other things. Still have the farm. Cattle and horses don't seem to mind that I move so much slower. But I can get on and off the tractor. Sold the log splitter. Still strong enough to lift but can't take the repetitious bending, lifting, stacking. We have four fireplaces and two woodburning stoves, so now buy firewood from a logger friend. I'm now on several woodworking, furniture making forums. First ever forum was Tennessee Anglers - it is still my favorite and the best. So well managed and maintained, clean of junk and porn, and the participants are solid, helpful good folks sharing many things, but linked first by our love of fishing. Jamie, great job with the TA forum. And thanks for checking on me. It made my day. Frank
  5. Fland49

    Accidents happen, split second

    Pulp - no. When I was able to get back on the tractor months later, I moved the tree nearer the house. It's a reminder to be thankful just to be alive.
  6. Fland49

    A grim reminder of pfd importance

    Just scary, stupid scary, scary stupid. I have pulled too many drowning victims out of the water - it is sobering.
  7. Fland49

    Berkley Braid Knot?

    Alton was a friend and tournament companion of my close friend David Wharton (RIP old pal). I used the same knot that Alton demonstrates but didn't have a name for it in the 1970's.
  8. Fland49

    Berkley Braid Knot?

    Great comments and suggestions.
  9. Fland49

    Searching for Cardinal 4 spools

    My old Cardinals would be good for parts or collectors. Holler at me if interested.
  10. Fland49

    Searching for Cardinal 4 spools

    Fishman, I might be able to fix you up. I bought two Cardinals in '74 or so when they were newly introduced. Used a lot! Just so happens that I've been thinking about selling a whole bunch of fishing tackle going back to when the "bug" struck me in 1962. send me a message and maybe we can talk or meet. 865-771-5266 Frank
  11. Fland49

    Accidents happen, split second

    Thanks to thoughtful fisherman friends for comfort and shared beliefs.
  12. Fland49

    Accidents happen, split second

    January 7 C4PZLOK posted. Just happened Jan 7 is the two year anniversary of the "tree" accident. I am just thankful to be alive and not paralyzed. Had two bonus years and hoping for another.